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  •  police/fire (4+ / 0-)

    I'm guessing the Republican shits will leave the police/fire pensions alone--at first.  The other unions need to be preparing to fight this with a general strike--they won't--and the bastards only fear uniformed strikers.  Trumka better be up to the task.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 07:22:24 AM PST

    •  the stinking rich don't need the police or (1+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron

      the fire services, they have gated communities with private security don't ya know........

      and as far as pensions go they do this same old shit all the time, it's just a different year, they always go after police//fire//teachers//public servants because they can point their nasty fingers and say ''look what they get and the rest of you don't''.....

      but don't nobody touch the pay of our elected officials or their benefits ever

      •  In Connecticut (1+ / 0-)
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        melvynny

        Every Governor has failed to match the pension money for teachers. It took almost 30 years until Jodi Rell, a moderate Republocan fully funded the teacher's pensions.

        She chose not to run, so I wonder how our new Governor Malloy will handle our pension. Connecticut teachers do not pay into social security, so we rely on that pension.

        Most local education unions, in negotiations, froze pay for two years. This saved many teacher jobs, so I think it is a good move.

        Too bad there aren't more moderate Republicans like Jodi Rell, who also allowed stem cell research.

        At some point all people have to realize that if we want services, we have to pay for them.

        •  elections (1+ / 0-)
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          lostinamerica

          At some point all people have to realize that if we want services, we have to pay for them.

          Reaganomics disagrees--and that's why we're screwed.  When is the last time a pol won an election vowing to raise tax money needed to pay for services?  At best, they raise fees--the most regressive tax possible.  Unless a moderate wing of the Republican party develops, there will not be a chance to avert the greatest depression ever.  When the government follows Glen Beck/Sarah Palin, and ignores, Keynes, only failure can result.

          Apres Bush, le deluge.

          by melvynny on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 08:49:07 AM PST

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    •  They are laying off cops etc already (0+ / 0-)

      Due to budget cuts and the citizens refusal to raise revenue to assure their own neighborhoods and homes are safe.

      This just shows the level of success the greedy GOP has had brainwashing so many people!

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